Drivers Ed program coming to Lee County schools

Bad drivers are funding a Lee County program to create safer drivers at local schools with the district investing $55,000 to make it happen.

The Lee County driving school class will help an extra 168 more students learn more about safe driving this year.

“They are the newest and the inexperienced so If we can help them through this drivers Ed program, gain that experience and some confidence and some knowledge of the rules of the road and how to drive safely and we all benefit from that in the end because will share the streets with them,” said Rob Spicker, Lee County Schools Spokesperson.

In fact, bad drivers in Lee County are helping the district provide these classes. For each traffic ticket issued in Lee County $5 goes to fund this safe driving program.

WINK News talked to drivers who say there is a need to promote safe driving, especially when it comes to teens and distractions on the road.

“I think it’s really important that the students know their vehicle. If they teach them the safety of driving, and not to text while your driving, having the radio too loud,” Rita Krzos said.

The next program will begin this Saturday and students must sign up through their schools. The program will be offered each semester.

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